CVRD Begins 2023-2027 Budget Process – Get Involved

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will begin its 2023-2027 financial planning process on Tuesday, January 24 and we’re looking for Comox Valley residents to get involved.

Each year, the CVRD updates the five-year financial plan that represents the operational and capital requirements of each service from one budget year to the next. Each service is reviewed and budgets are created based on approved work plans, organizational priorities, and sound financial practices.

Over the next several weeks, individual service budgets will be presented to the respective CVRD boards, committees and commissions for review and feedback.

To further understand the budget process, the CVRD is hosting a free information session to help you learn the basics of the CVRD’s budgeting process and electoral area services. Within the session you will learn how the CVRD’s budgets are created, how to read a budget, along with ways to provide feedback and be involved in the financial planning cycle.

Online Information Session - CVRD Budgets 101

Date: February 7, 2023
Time: 12:15-1:15pm
RSVP: Register

“Budget presentations will last until March 7 and we encourage questions, comments and feedback on the financial plans for all of our services,” explains Kevin Douville, CVRD Manager of Financial Planning. “Public feedback will be provided to CVRD Directors or board members when received, followed by a response to the submitted question.

The free online information session will also be a good opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions, however any feedback can be provided before 4:30 pm on March 9.”

The timeline for the 2023 – 2027 CVRD financial planning process is:

January 24 – March 7: Budget presentations commence and feedback welcomed
March 9: Public feedback required to be submitted to CVRD by 4:30 pm
March 21: Annual Budget Bylaw presented to CVRD Board for 1st, 2nd and 3rd reading
March 23: The CVRD is legislatively required to have budgets approved. Annual Budget Bylaw
presented to CVRD Board for final adoption.

Want to get involved?

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities operating on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of the land. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on providing sustainable services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

Media Contact:

Kevin Douville
Manager of Financial Planning